The Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau reported across-the-board tourism increases in 2014 as final data was tallied.

“All of us in the tourism industry here are excited about the upswing in tourism results in 2014, strong bookings in the first two quarters of 2015 and expansion of our luxury facilities in the years ahead,” said Marc Murphy, executive director of the CVB.

The region welcomed 532,448 U.S. visitors last year, 11.5% more than in 2013; the U.S. market represented 22% of the total 2.4 million visitors to Riviera Nayarit in 2014, according to Murphy.

The region experienced a 17% increase in air arrivals overall; a 4.4 percentage point upswing in hotel occupancy, to 70.1%; and an 8% uptick in tourism revenues, to $1.8 billion.

Riviera Nayarit’s newest luxury property will be the One&Only Mandarina, with 145 villas and private residences.

Construction is slated to begin at the end of 2015; no opening date has been set.


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